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Safari routes

Dear guests,

here we would like to give you a brief insight into the possible safari routes. When choosing your route please take into account that every safari is unique. There is no fixed schedule, every week the dive guides and the captain have to adjust the route to current conditions.
 
Weather conditions, the seasons (daylight hours) and the diving skills of our guests are essential considerations. We always strive to get the best out of the safari for our guests with due consideration of the conditions. However, safety always comes first!

Guests often underestimate the distance on different routes. At an average speed of 15 - 20 km/h the cruising times on a Marine Park South Safari for example amount to approximately 50 hours!

When choosing your safari, please also consider that not every route is suitable for everyone. If you are not sure which route would suit you, please ask. We will gladly help and advise you in choosing the best safari for you.

North Safari: (Wreck Safari, 7 nights)

Starting and ending in Hurghada. On this safari, we visit reefs and well known wrecks north of Hurghada. Ras Mohamed can be included in the routing. The distance covered by this trip is around 200 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Abu Nuhas with the wrecks of Giannis D., Carnatic, Chrisoula K. and Kimon M.
Gubal Island with the wreck Ulysses and The Barge
Wreck of the Rosalie Moller
Wreck of the Thistlegorm
Beacon Reef with the wreck of the Dunraven
Bluff Point
Siyul
Umm Gamar
and others...

Level: This safari is adapted for everybody. In addition to the dives at the wrecks you can also dive at the reef divesides. Short distances!

Big stuff: less

 

Hurghada / Safaga: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Hurghada. This safari starts direction north until Abu Nuhas, Abu Kafan in Safaga will be the southest spot. The wreck of the "Salem Express" will be not in the schedule. The distance covered is around 300 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Abu Nuhas 
Carless Reef 
Umm Gamar
Small Giftun
Gotta Abu Ramada
Panorama Reef
Abu Kafan
Shaab Sheer
and others...

Level: Perfect for newcomers. Easy, but als sometimes current possible. The wrecks at Abu Nuhas are also suitable for beginners

Big stuff: less

 

Brother Islands Safari: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib or Hurghada. This safari visits the reefs between Port Ghalib or Hurghada and Brother Islands. The distance covered is around 350 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Big Brother
Little Brother
and others...

Level: Moody like a woman! From smooth seas to waves as high as houses, and strong currents - everything is possible here. Drop off only, a dream for the experimented divers.
Beginners - hands off! At least 50 dives required and experience with current!

Big stuff: everything is possible!

 

Brothers / Wrecks Safari: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Hurghada, the trip can also start in Hurghada nad end in Port Ghalib or reverse. At safari you will visit the Brother Islands and some wrecks north of Hurghada. The distance covered is around 400 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Big Brother
Little Brother
Abu Nuhas with the wrecks of Giannis D., Carnatic, Chrisoula K. and Kimon M.
Wreck of the Thistlegorm
Umm Gamar
Small Giftun
and others...

Level: A tour for experienced divers. Drop off at the Brothers, the wrecks are for everyone. At least 50 dives required and experience with current!

Big stuff: often at the Brothers

 

Daedalus-Special: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. At this routing you will stay most of the time at Daedalus. Of course, Elphinstone is also on the route. The distance covered is around 350 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Abu Dabab
Elphinstone
Daedalus
and further more...

Level: This safari is adapted for experienced divers only. Many drop offs and often current. At least 50 dives required.

Big stuff: often, good chances for hammerhead

 

South Safari to Sataya: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. This safari visits the reefs between Port Ghalib and Sataya. Driving distance is around 500 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Abu Dabab
Marsa Shoona 
Shaab Claudio
Shaab Maksur
Sataya South - Dolphin Reef
Shaab Sharm
and others...

Level: suitable for beginners, a relaxed safari with a wide reef selection. Lots of shallow dive sites, rich in corals, some drop offs and cave systems

Big stuff: less, but depending on the seasons at the drop offs

 

St. Johns Safari: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. This safari visits the reefs between Port Ghalib and St. Johns Reef. Driving distance is around 750 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Abu Dabab
Shaab Claudio
Sataya
Shaab Sharm
Gotta Soraya
Habili Ali
Habili Soraya
Umm Aruk
and others...

Level: You should be in a good condition! Drop offs and current challenge the diver. Long distances!

Big stuff: often in the area of St. Johns

 

Marine Park North: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. At this routing we will visits the reefs between Port Ghalib via Brothers to Daedalus. The distance covered is around 450km. The major targets of this safari are:

Big Brother
Little Brother
Daedalus
Elphinstone
and others...

Level: very high, many drop offs and current can be possible, at least 50 dives requiered!

Big stuff: everything is possible!

 

Marine Park South: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. This safari visits the reefs between Port Ghalib and Zabargad also Rocky is in the schedule. The distance covered is around 750 km. The major targets of this safari are:

Daedalus Reef
Rocky Island
Zabargad
and others...

Level: partly challenging diving conditions, lots of drop offs, long distances, at least 50 dives and experience with current required!

Big stuff: often

 

Marine Park South 2: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. This safari visits the reefs between Port Ghalib, Zabargad and St. Johns. The distance covered is around 750 km. The major targets of this safari are:

Rocky Island
Zabargad
St. Johns
and others...

Level: lots of drop offs and some strong currents challenge the diver. Long distances! At least 50 dives and experience with current required!

Big stuff: often

 

Brothers from Hurghada: (7 nights)

Starting and ending in Hurghada. This safari visits the reefs between Hurghada and Brother Islands. Driving distance approx. 350 km. In the following some dive spots:

Small Giftun
Abu Ramada
Big Brother
Little Brother
Panorama Reef
and further more...

Level: Dreams come true for experienced divers. Many drop offs! From smooth seas to waves as high as houses, and strong currents - everything is possible here. At least 50 dives and experience with current required!

Big stuff: lots of big fishes and schools of fishes!

 

10 days trip

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. This safari we provide for all guests that would like to have a combination between the southern Marine Park, Sataya and St. Johns and also like to spend more time there. As well its possible, to visit DEEP SOUTH to Fendera (4,5 crossing hours southern from St. Johns).

Following some possibilities: (Thunderbird)

Daedalus - Zabargad - Rocky - St. Johns - Sataya
or
St. Johns - Fendera - Sataya

Further possibilities from/to Hurghada: (Firebird)

North-Wrecks with Ras Mohamed/Brothers

Level: depending on routing

Big stuff: depending on routing

 

Two weeks Marine Park: (14 nights)

Starting and ending in Port Ghalib. All marineparks can be visited on this safari, Brothers, Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad. Also St. Johns is possible or the deep south to Fendera. The distance is around 1200 km. Here are some examples of the dive spots we can visit on this safari:

Brother Islands 
Daedalus Reef
Rocky Island
Zabargad
St. Johns
Sataya
and others...

Level: Something for professionals! 14 days on a boat is not for everyone, but you'll be rewarded with lots of highlights! At least 50 dives and experience with current required!

Big stuff: lots!


Attention:

All routes are subject to alteration due to weather conditions, legal regulations, technical issues etc.

 

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